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Drab Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Dráb); Polish: occupational name from Czech and Slovak dráb Polish drab ‘footsoldier (in the Middle Ages)’ a word of German and ultimately Czech origin (see Drabant ); in Czech it later began to denote ‘catchpole’ and in Polish ‘tall strapping fellow’ and ‘ruffian’. Slovenian: probably a nickname from a dialect variant of drob ‘hay-seed’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Drag, Kral, Graf, Drew, Hrabe, Grab, Dray, Dear, Rau, Bras

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Where is the Drab family from?

You can see how Drab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drab family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Drab families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Drab family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Drab's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Drab families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Drab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Drab ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Domestic Servant was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Drab. 100% of Drab women worked as a Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Drab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drab census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 626 immigration records available for the last name Drab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Drab. For the veterans among your Drab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drab lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Drab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Drab in 1958 was 22, and 76 in 2003.

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